This study looks at the relationships between different ways that people spend their time according to 34 years of data collection in the General Social Survey and how those activities relate to overall life satisfaction.
Capsule Review: The Cultural Lives of Californians
“The Cultural Lives of Californians” is an attempt to model a different approach to cultural participation surveys.
Capsule Review: A Closer Look at Arts Engagement in California
Title: A Closer Look at Arts Engagement in California Author(s): Jennifer Novak Leonard, Jaclyn Wong, Ned English Publisher: James Irvine Foundation Year: 2015 URL: https://culturalpolicy.uchicago.edu/sites/culturalpolicy.uchicago.edu/files/SPPA_CA_Report_Jan2015.pdf Topics: arts participation Methods: Analysis of California respondents to the 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts What it says: “A Closer Look at Arts Engagement in California” wasRead More
Capsule Review: Attendance and Participation in the Performing Arts
Title: Attendance and Public Participation in the Performing Arts: A Review of the Empirical Literature Author(s): Bruce A. Seaman Publisher: Georgia State University Year: 2005 URL: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=895099 Topics: economics, econometrics, arts participation, lit review Methods: literature review What it says: This is a critical review of cultural economics research literature, starting with Baumol and Bowen’sRead More
Capsule Review: Stressed Out on 4 Continents
Title: Stressed Out on Four Continents: Time Crunch or Yuppie Kvetch? Author(s): Daniel S. Hamermesh and Jungmin Lee Publisher: The Review of Economics and Statistics Year: 2007 URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40043067 Topics: time stress, high-income households Methods: analysis of data from four different datasets: Australia’s “Household, Income, and Labour Dynamics in Australia” survey, Germany’s Socioeconomic Panel, theRead More
Capsule Review: Access to and Participation in the Arts
Title: Access to and Participation in the Arts: the Case of Those with Low Incomes/Educational Attainment Author(s): John W. O’Hagan Publisher: Department of Economics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland Year: 1996 URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00149232 Topics: Equal access to the arts, unequal arts audiences for arts events by educational grouping, constraints/rationale for more equal attendance/audiences, public funding Methods:Read More
Capsule Review: Leisure Inequality in the U.S.
Title: Leisure Inequality in the United States: 1965-2003 Author(s): Almudena Sevilla, Jose I. Gimenez-Nadal, Jonathan Gershuny Publisher: Demography Year: 2012 URL: Topics: Leisure time, American Heritage Time Use Study, quality of leisure time, happiness, income, time use Methods: Regression analysis and summary statistics of the AHTUS. The authors perform the analysis of less educated andRead More
Capsule Review: The Time-Pressure Illusion
Title: The Time-Pressure Illusion: Discretionary Time Vs. Free Time Author(s): Robert E. Goodin, James Mahmud Rice, Michael Bittman, Peter Saunders Publisher: Social Indicators Research Year: 2005 URL: http://www.jstor.org.proxy.uchicago.edu/stable/pdfplus/27522213.pdf?acceptTC=true&jpdConfirm=true Topics: leisure time, discretionary time, “time poverty” Methods: Analysis of 1992 Australian Time-Use Survey, a diary-based exercise largely considered one of the “gold standards” in the field.Read More
Capsule Review: Changes in Daily American Life
Title: Changes in Daily American Life: 1965-2005 Author(s): John P. Robinson and Steven Martin Publisher: Social Indicators Research Year: 2009 URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27734894 Topics: Trends in leisure time, American Heritage Time-Use Survey Methods: Analysis of summary statistics from the American Heritage Time-Use Survey (AHTUS), which includes harmonized data sets from different surveys on leisure time, includingRead More
Capsule Review: Busyness as Usual
Americans today have more free time than Americans in the 1960s, but most of the increase has been gobbled up by television.